Dr. Borville

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Dr. Borville is a character in Twilight Princess.[2] He plays a role in the restoration of Ilia's memory.


Dr. Borville is the sole doctor in Hyrule Castle Town, where he runs the Medical Clinic. A proud and avaricious man, he charges high fees for his services and has no interest in helping those who cannot afford them.[3][4][5][6] Dr. Borville boasts about people calling his hands "The Golden Mitts" and claims to have no trouble making money.[7] He changes his tune when shown his astronomical running tab at Telma's Bar.[8][note 1] He then claims not to have any money.[10]

When Prince Ralis falls ill on the way to Hyrule Castle Town, Dr. Borville refuses to treat the Zora child, stating it is beyond his expertise to do so.[11]

Dr. Borville is the first to bring Ilia to Telma's Bar.[12] He somehow obtains the Wooden Statue from Ilia with the intention of selling it.[13] Louise steals it from him when he leaves it out to dry after spilling medicine on it.[14][15] When Link visits the Medical Clinic after these events, Dr. Borville anxiously asks him in a low voice whether Ilia has said anything about him.[16][17] When threatened with the Invoice, he admits the Wooden Statue was stolen from him.[13] If Link shows Dr. Borville the retrieved Wooden Statue, he will be startled and claim not to know what it is.[18] He immediately contradicts himself by telling Link to return the Wooden Statue to Ilia.[19] If Link brings news of Ilia's recovery later on, he is startled by that too, but then claims to have predicted it from the beginning.[20]

Unlike the other residents of Hyrule Castle Town, Dr. Borville does not react to Wolf Link. This may be due to his poor eyesight.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese 町医者 (Machi Isha) Town Doctor
France FrenchEU Docteur Borville
Germany German Städtischer Arzt

See also


  1. The running tab is at 76,480,000 Rupees according to Dr. Borville's Trading Card.[9] The number on the Invoice texture reads 75,480,000.


  1. "Hmmm, what else do I know... The first one to bring Ilia to this shop was that doctor... Maybe he knows something, but he's a crusty old bat, that's for sure... Ah... I've got it! Honey, you go ahead and take this to him. This magic little paper will get that codger talking! It sure would be nice if she started remembering things soon, eh, Link?" — Telma (Twilight Princess)
  2. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 276 (TP)
  3. "Just as I wondered who it might be, I see it's the admirable young lad who was willing to help the Zora boy for nary a single Rupee..." — Dr. Borville (Twilight Princess)
  4. "Just what is it you want, lad? A physical? You've some money, don't you?" — Dr. Borville (Twilight Princess)
  5. "I'll be honest, lad, it'll cost you a fair bit for an examination." — Dr. Borville (Twilight Princess)
  6. "If you don't have any money, then you're just a bother! A bother! And I'm too busy for bothers!" — Dr. Borville (Twilight Princess)
  7. "It's not that I'm having trouble making money... Not at all! Why, I'm so skilled, they call my hands "The Golden Mitts"!" — Dr. Borville (Twilight Princess)
  8. "You got the invoice! This invoice is for the town doctor's running tab, which is an astronomical sum." — N/A (Twilight Princess)
  9. "He is the only doctor in Castle Town and spends much time at Telma's Bar, where he has a whooping 76,480,000 Rupee tab." — Dr. Borville (The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Trading Cards)
  10. "Ugh! I can't get rid of that medicine stench, I don't have any money... When it rains misfortune, it pours! Remember that, lad!" — Dr. Borville (Twilight Princess)
  11. "That is a Zora child! This is beyond my expertise! Hmmmph!" — Dr. Borville (Twilight Princess)
  12. "Hmmm, what else do I know... The first one to bring Ilia to this shop was that doctor..." — Telma (Twilight Princess)
  13. 13.0 13.1 "Look, lad, if I'd been able to sell the wooden statue that young lady had, I would've been able to get the money..." — Dr. Borville (Twilight Princess)
  14. "But see, I accidentally spilled medicine all over that little carving, which made it stink awfully. I put it outside to dry...but then... Well, it was stolen." — Dr. Borville (Twilight Princess)
  15. "Yes, I'll admit it...I took it. But then I was attacked by some sort of skeletal dog beasts who took it from me." — Louise (Twilight Princess)
  16. "...By the way, that girl Ilia didn't mention anything about me, did she?" — Dr. Borville (Twilight Princess)
  17. "...Did she really not say anything at all about me?" — Dr. Borville (Twilight Princess)
  18. "AIIIGH!!! That... That statue... Er... Hmm... Hmmmmph! I haven't the foggiest notion what that thing is!" — Dr. Borville (Twilight Princess)
  19. "Take that thing and go return it to that girl Ilia, or whatever her name is!" — Dr. Borville (Twilight Princess)
  20. "Eh?! The young lady's memory... returned?! Er... Hmmm... Well... I diagnosed from the beginning that it would come back at some point! Yes, I most certainly did!" — Dr. Borville (Twilight Princess)